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Compare Australia and North Korea health profiles including life expectancy history, causes of death and population dynamics side by side. Health Data used is WHO, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Australia AUSTRALIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    67.8
    74.0
    70.8
    11
    7
    10
     
    53.8
    57.1
    55.4
    76
    77
    76
    1970
    67.8
    74.4
    71.0
    22
    17
    19
     
    59.5
    64.5
    62.0
    72
    70
    71
    1980
    70.9
    78.0
    74.3
    14
    9
    10
     
    64.6
    71.0
    67.8
    63
    63
    63
    1990
    74.0
    80.2
    77.0
    8
    8
    5
     
    66.5
    73.6
    69.9
    71
    62
    66
    2000
    76.7
    82.2
    79.5
    6
    6
    5
     
    61.1
    69.3
    65.4
    122
    115
    117
    2010
    79.6
    84.1
    81.9
    4
    7
    5
     
    65.4
    72.4
    69.0
    115
    110
    110
    2016
    81.0
    84.8
    82.9
    3
    8
    6
     
    68.2
    75.5
    71.9
    112
    100
    103
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Australia AUSTRALIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    81.0
    84.8
    3
    8
     
    68.2
    75.5
    112
    100
    Age 5
    81.4
    85.1
    2
    8
     
    69.7
    76.8
    114
    100
    Age 10
    81.4
    85.1
    2
    7
     
    69.8
    77.0
    115
    100
    Age 15
    81.4
    85.2
    2
    7
     
    69.9
    77.1
    116
    99
    Age 20
    81.6
    85.2
    2
    7
     
    70.2
    77.3
    117
    99
    Age 25
    81.7
    85.3
    2
    7
     
    70.5
    77.6
    118
    99
    Age 30
    81.9
    85.4
    2
    8
     
    71.0
    77.9
    120
    99
    Age 35
    82.1
    85.5
    2
    8
     
    71.4
    78.2
    121
    95
    Age 40
    82.4
    85.7
    1
    6
     
    71.8
    78.5
    126
    95
    Age 45
    82.7
    85.8
    1
    6
     
    72.3
    78.9
    135
    97
    Age 50
    83.1
    86.1
    1
    6
     
    72.8
    79.3
    150
    98
    Age 55
    83.6
    86.5
    1
    7
     
    73.5
    79.7
    172
    99
    Age 60
    84.3
    86.9
    1
    7
     
    74.5
    80.5
    178
    100
    Age 65
    85.1
    87.5
    1
    6
     
    76.4
    81.7
    179
    97
    Age 70
    86.2
    88.2
    3
    6
     
    78.9
    83.1
    175
    96
    Age 75
    87.5
    89.1
    3
    6
     
    81.7
    84.7
    172
    100
    Age 80
    89.3
    90.5
    5
    10
     
    85.1
    87.0
    167
    107
    Age 85
    91.6
    92.4
    10
    19
     
    88.9
    90.0
    151
    107
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Australia AUSTRALIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    54.11
    173
     
    109.84
    103
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    29.61
    28
     
    15.86
    105
    3. Stroke
    24.06
    177
     
    177.55
    4
    4. Lung Cancers
    20.95
    56
     
    48.65
    2
    5. Lung Disease
    18.79
    121
     
    100.37
    3
    6. Prostate Cancer
    17.14
    83
     
    1.70
    179
    7. Breast Cancer
    16.54
    93
     
    15.72
    104
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.46
    44
     
    14.76
    38
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    10.59
    152
     
    8.13
    162
    10. Suicide
    10.52
    84
     
    14.92
    32
    11. Influenza and Pneumonia
    9.68
    169
     
    22.68
    121
    12. Lymphomas
    6.82
    43
     
    2.50
    151
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    6.49
    47
     
    5.71
    59
    14. Skin Cancers
    6.04
    2
     
    0.77
    140
    15. Kidney Disease
    5.95
    163
     
    14.51
    91
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    5.53
    91
     
    2.15
    159
    17. Falls
    5.29
    89
     
    6.03
    79
    18. Road Traffic Accidents
    4.94
    162
     
    19.67
    82
    19. Ovary Cancer
    4.85
    75
     
    3.67
    118
    20. Leukemia
    4.68
    43
     
    3.28
    116
    21. Other Injuries
    4.41
    156
     
    5.57
    133
    22. Liver Disease
    4.34
    169
     
    17.00
    85
    23. Drug Use
    4.30
    14
     
    2.33
    47
    24. Liver Cancer
    4.24
    124
     
    18.14
    12
    25. Parkinson's Disease
    3.88
    15
     
    0.54
    155
    26. Inflammatory/Heart
    3.80
    140
     
    3.03
    155
    27. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.46
    65
     
    5.33
    37
    28. Stomach Cancer
    3.35
    143
     
    12.40
    31
    29. Congenital Anomalies
    2.98
    166
     
    7.75
    103
    30. Other Neoplasms
    2.95
    82
     
    1.17
    154
    31. Hypertension
    2.78
    170
     
    20.26
    52
    32. Bladder Cancer
    2.73
    66
     
    2.68
    67
    33. Oral Cancer
    2.31
    112
     
    1.81
    135
    34. Uterin Cancer
    2.03
    87
     
    2.17
    86
    35. Cervical Cancer
    1.88
    162
     
    7.49
    98
    36. Low Birth Weight
    1.29
    172
     
    10.30
    70
    37. Asthma
    1.21
    137
     
    5.80
    81
    38. Alcohol
    1.20
    116
     
    1.11
    120
    39. Skin Disease
    1.08
    119
     
    0.63
    140
    40. Epilepsy
    1.00
    148
     
    1.80
    88
    41. Violence
    0.92
    166
     
    4.28
    105
    42. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    0.86
    144
     
    8.26
    12
    43. Drownings
    0.82
    160
     
    5.49
    66
    44. Birth Trauma
    0.68
    149
     
    5.56
    76
    45. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.66
    167
     
    4.52
    67
    46. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.61
    154
     
    3.42
    93
    47. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.49
    35
     
    0.12
    107
    48. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.46
    42
     
    0.65
    24
    49. Poisonings
    0.38
    136
     
    2.20
    44
    50. Anemia
    0.36
    91
     
    0.04
    143
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Australia AUSTRALIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    23,153
    17.96
     
    30,572
    13.98
    2. Alzheimers/Dementia
    13,446
    10.43
     
    4,491
    2.05
    3. Stroke
    10,516
    8.16
     
    49,241
    22.51
    4. Lung Cancers
    8,461
    6.56
     
    13,520
    6.18
    5. Lung Disease
    8,180
    6.35
     
    28,017
    12.81
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    5,847
    4.54
     
    4,123
    1.88
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    4,484
    3.48
     
    2,237
    1.02
    8. Influenza and Pneumonia
    4,151
    3.22
     
    5,736
    2.62
    9. Prostate Cancer
    3,488
    2.71
     
    165
    0.08
    10. Breast Cancer
    3,235
    2.51
     
    2,451
    1.12
    11. Suicide
    2,819
    2.19
     
    3,981
    1.82
    12. Lymphomas
    2,808
    2.18
     
    687
    0.31
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    2,630
    2.04
     
    1,590
    0.73
    14. Kidney Disease
    2,594
    2.01
     
    3,988
    1.82
    15. Skin Cancers
    2,380
    1.85
     
    215
    0.10
    16. Falls
    2,282
    1.77
     
    1,625
    0.74
    17. Endocrine Disorders
    2,174
    1.69
     
    540
    0.25
    18. Leukemia
    1,882
    1.46
     
    867
    0.40
    19. Parkinson's Disease
    1,753
    1.36
     
    149
    0.07
    20. Other Injuries
    1,675
    1.30
     
    1,438
    0.66
    21. Liver Cancer
    1,644
    1.28
     
    5,076
    2.32
    22. Liver Disease
    1,434
    1.11
     
    4,710
    2.15
    23. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,421
    1.10
     
    789
    0.36
    24. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,376
    1.07
     
    1,495
    0.68
    25. Stomach Cancer
    1,325
    1.03
     
    3,451
    1.58
    26. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,295
    1.00
     
    5,214
    2.38
    27. Hypertension
    1,227
    0.95
     
    5,653
    2.58
    28. Other Neoplasms
    1,216
    0.94
     
    324
    0.15
    29. Bladder Cancer
    1,178
    0.91
     
    749
    0.34
    30. Drug Use
    1,076
    0.83
     
    625
    0.29
    31. Ovary Cancer
    989
    0.77
     
    581
    0.27
    32. Oral Cancer
    879
    0.68
     
    512
    0.23
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    659
    0.51
     
    1,596
    0.73
    34. Skin Disease
    465
    0.36
     
    170
    0.08
    35. Asthma
    457
    0.35
     
    1,608
    0.74
    36. Uterin Cancer
    398
    0.31
     
    344
    0.16
    37. Alcohol
    388
    0.30
     
    306
    0.14
    38. Cervical Cancer
    369
    0.29
     
    1,126
    0.51
    39. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    351
    0.27
     
    2,275
    1.04
    40. Epilepsy
    299
    0.23
     
    447
    0.20
    41. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    277
    0.21
     
    1,250
    0.57
    42. Diarrhoeal diseases
    262
    0.20
     
    715
    0.33
    43. Low Birth Weight
    226
    0.18
     
    2,031
    0.93
    44. Violence
    224
    0.17
     
    1,110
    0.51
    45. Drownings
    205
    0.16
     
    1,296
    0.59
    46. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    198
    0.15
     
    179
    0.08
    47. Multiple Sclerosis
    177
    0.14
     
    33
    0.02
    48. Anemia
    163
    0.13
     
    9
    0.00
    49. Birth Trauma
    119
    0.09
     
    1,095
    0.50
    50. Poisonings
    110
    0.09
     
    567
    0.26
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Australia AUSTRALIA   North Korea NORTH KOREA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    20.95
    56
     
    48.65
    2
    2. Prostate Cancer
    17.14
    83
     
    1.70
    179
    3. Breast Cancer
    16.54
    93
     
    15.72
    104
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    14.46
    44
     
    14.76
    38
    5. Lymphomas
    6.82
    43
     
    2.50
    151
    6. Pancreas Cancer
    6.49
    47
     
    5.71
    59
    7. Skin Cancers
    6.04
    2
     
    0.77
    140
    8. Ovary Cancer
    4.85
    75
     
    3.67
    118
    9. Leukemia
    4.68
    43
     
    3.28
    116
    10. Liver Cancer
    4.24
    124
     
    18.14
    12
    11. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.46
    65
     
    5.33
    37
    12. Stomach Cancer
    3.35
    143
     
    12.40
    31
    13. Bladder Cancer
    2.73
    66
     
    2.68
    67
    14. Oral Cancer
    2.31
    112
     
    1.81
    135
    15. Uterin Cancer
    2.03
    87
     
    2.17
    86
    16. Cervical Cancer
    1.88
    162
     
    7.49
    98
     
     
     
    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    Data Source: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    Age Adjusted Death Rate Estimates: 2017
    Calculations Provided by World Life Expectancy
    Data Accuracy Not Guaranteed
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Cook Islands, Dominica, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, San Marino, Tuvalu.